Scatty Stars Christmas Quilt-a-long Block of the Month Quilt and finished it up on Thursday. What do you think? I went with a narrow folded border and then a wider border that I quilted a row of stars all the way around, which I thought turned out really nice and I wondered why I hadn't seen borders quilted this way before. Then I got stuck and didn't know where to go with it so I stewed for a while and eventually came up with flowers and swirls. The flowers were DD's idea, she wanted Zinnias, so I did those as well as daisies and orchids. The orchids are fun in the challenge they present. Each time I form one I stop and think about the shape as I move through the petals. Flowers are organic so there is no right and wrong way to make them and I found little dropping petals actually made them look better.
I went with the dark pink binding and I really like it. There is something so wonderful that happens as you stitch a binding on. It's as though even the quilt knows it's nearly finished. As a bonus for finishing Scatty Stars my quilting table is nice and clear so I'm don't have a mess to try and photograph away from.
Does anyone remember this project? I prepped it all yesterday. This is my Art for Your Bed Quilt. It is the Reverse applique bonus from my Hawaiian Ocean Applique quilt and I'll even admit I haven't worked on it since May. It became my Christmas Quilt-a-long project but then I changed where I kept my active projects and it was out of sight and couldn't inspire me, but I've relocated it and am ready to get back sewing. As I said I prepped it all yesterday by re-ironing and then cutting all of my rustic brown colored batik and squaring them up. Now I just need to gab a bottle of water for the iron and I can get started fusing! Happy Sewing Today.